Built-in functionality for enhanced control

VACON® 20 Cold Plate is an open-frame, cold-plate drive. It is designed to use any type of cooling available inside a customers’ installation and to operate reliably in demanding environments.

Heat loss in AC drives can often affect surrounding machinery, particularly in compact drives that are mounted in tight spaces with insufficient airflow. With VACON 20 Cold Plate’s unique cooling system, heat loss can be reduced in two ways. Attach the drive to a heat sink with large cooling ribs to create a fully passively cooled drive, or mount the drive on a plate which is cooled by liquid to create a liquid-cooled solution. With no heat fins, VACON 20 Cold Plate requires less mounting depth. It fits in the tightest of places saving space and costs related to panel size.

Cabinets can be sealed making VACON 20 Cold Plate ideal for very harsh and demanding environments with high temperatures, dust or moist conditions. It supports asynchronous induction as well as permanent magnet synchronous motors. And the built-in PLC functionality allows the creation of application-specific software and solutions.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 1 x 208-240 V...0.75-1.5 kW
  • 3 x 208-240 V...0.75-4 kW
  • 3 x 380-480 V...0.75-7.5 kW

Features and benefits

Highest cooling flexibility and performance due to cold plate design

Fits into the tightest of spaces thanks to its slender economical design

Quick installation and set-up due to fast plugging of I/O wiring

Operates reliably in an extensive range of demanding operating conditions

Extended lifetime due to oversized components

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Installation guide - AN Vacon 20 CP Installation Manual English Multiple 30 Aug, 2018 4.8 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon 20 CP X Multipurp. Appl. Manual English Multiple 09 Feb, 2015 2.4 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon 20 CP X Solar Application Manual English Multiple 02 Jul, 2015 2.2 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English Multiple 20 Feb, 2017 927.1 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English Multiple 22 Feb, 2017 950.8 KB PDF

3D models and drawings

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP00 3AC 03 Jan, 0018 17.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP00 3AC 03 Jan, 0018 192.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP00 3AC 03 Jan, 0018 70.4 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP20 1AC 03 Jan, 0018 264.8 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP20 1AC 03 Jan, 0018 12.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS3 IP20 03 Jan, 0018 231.2 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS3 IP20 03 Jan, 0018 36.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20CP MS3 IP20 03 Jan, 0018 19.7 MB DXF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
AC Drive Firmware VACON® 20 X / 20 Cold Plate Firmware 20 Jul, 2017 014 RL 857.5 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Live 21 Feb, 2019 1.1.18.0 RL 60.3 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Live 25 Sep, 2017 1.1.17.0 RL 58.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-C3/C5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware 07 Oct, 2015 018 RL 57.6 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-C6 CANopen Firmware 21 Aug, 2017 026 RL 74.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-CI Modbus TCP/IP Firmware 30 Aug, 2017 019 RL 152.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-CJ BACnet MS/TP Firmware 19 Sep, 2012 013 RL 64.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-CP PROFINET IO Firmware 21 Aug, 2017 013C RL 510.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-CQ Ethernet/IP Firmware 07 Jul, 2017 007 RL 187.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware 05 Aug, 2019 008 RL 2.4 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE6 CANopen EDS 06 Sep, 2018 RL 108.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware 10 May, 2019 012 RL 2.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE7 DeviceNet EDS 21 Jan, 2015 RL 3.1 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware 27 Jun, 2019 006 RL 2.3 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware 24 Jan, 2018 009 RL 6.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS 15 Mar, 2018 RL 67.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware 20 Apr, 2018 003 RL 2.5 MB ZIP

Related applications

Textile machinery, hoists and cranes, conveyors in demanding environments, compressors and heat pumps.

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Case studies

  • Kolmeks integrates VACON® drives into VS in-line pump family
    Kolmeks integrates VACON® drives into VS in-line pump family

    The joint development project between Kolmeks and Danfoss Drives units in China, Italy and Finland proved to be highly successful.

  • Cool savings for pool pumps
    Cool savings for pool pumps

    By controlling the motor in a pool, VACON® 20 Cold Plate can achieve energy savings of up to 70%.

Contact us

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